ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health released a report Friday that said 423 people have died of the novel coronavirus at long-term care facilities in the state.
Officials said 152 facilities have reported deaths so far. They said 11 of the deaths were of staff members.
The following five facilities reported the highest number of deaths:
• Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center in Live Oak: 14 deaths
• Seminole Pavilion Rehabilitation & Nursing Services in Seminole: 14 deaths
• Braden River Rehabilitation Center in Bradenton: 14 deaths
• Highlands Lake Center in Lakeland: 12 deaths
Click here or scroll below to read which facilities have reported deaths.
The data were released after several news outlets filed suit under the state’s public records law. The report will be updated weekly.
Visitors have been banned from entering older adult care facilities in an effort to thwart the virus’ spread.
As of Saturday, 35,463 people statewide have tested positive for the virus, which is responsible for 1,364 deaths, officials said.
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